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ABS/MBS Market

Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers the earliest word on money-making plays emerging from the evolving securitization business, including the worldwide markets for ABS, MBS and CLOs.

Selections from Recent Issues

07/29/2016

Guardian Finds Opening for CLOs

Guardian Life just completed its first-ever collateralized loan obligation, underscoring how the environment has changed for rookie issuers in that...

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07/22/2016

REITs Push Banks for Risk-Transfer Deals

Several mortgage REITs are trying to convince J.P. Morgan to come to market more often with mortgage bond deals designed to reduce its capital-reserve...

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07/15/2016

Basel Tips Playing Field Against US Banks

A move by the Bank for International Settlements to reduce the amount of regulatory capital banks must hold against their structured-product investments...

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07/08/2016

Startups See Profit in MBS-Market Exodus

Operators of small hedge funds that trade mortgage bonds are working to raise capital, pitching opportunities that are emerging as larger investors curtail...

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07/01/2016

Summer Slump Ahead for CLO Issuance

Collateralized loan obligation issuance is expected to dip in July and possibly August.

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06/24/2016

European Runoff Offers Cautionary Tale

Industry professionals increasingly are pointing to the contraction of Europe’s structured-product business as a demonstration of the pitfalls of...

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06/17/2016

Issuers Follow Caliber Into Non-QM Queue

Emboldened by the completion of a deal from Caliber Home Loans, several institutions are planning to issue rated bonds backed predominantly by home loans...

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06/10/2016

European Parliament Dims Issuance Hopes

Industry professionals are grumbling over the European Parliament’s treatment of a project that was supposed to remove regulatory roadblocks to...

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06/10/2016

Exeter Pulls Back on Lending, Issuance

(SEE CORRECTION BELOW) Subprime auto lender Exeter Finance is downshifting its lending and securitization activities amid increasing concern about the...

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06/03/2016

Japan Investors Seeking Yield in Europe

Investors in Japan increasingly are turning to Europe’s structured-product market as a source of higher-yielding positions.

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05/27/2016

Fitch Wrapping Up FFELP-Bond Review

Fitch has nearly completed an overhaul of its criteria for rating bonds backed by government-guaranteed student loans, a process that has impeded sales of...

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05/20/2016

Banks Add Twist to CLO-Trading Evolution

Several large banks took subordinate positions in collateralized loan obligations on the secondary market in recent weeks, countering a trend in which...

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